条例 2555: Correction Made On Recently Passed Ordinance

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发布时间: 十一月 15, 2018 @ 6:00 16:00

The working of government can be tedious, a bit frustrating (even for those who are in government), sometimes a little costly, but necessary.

Such is the case with Ordinance 2555. It is actually the reworking of Ordinance 2541, a law that was unanimously approved by the governing body just three months ago in August.

That original ordinance added a new section to an existing code which wanted to clarify that any time a Roselle Park Municipal Court Officer serves as a Special Law Enforcement Officer, 当他们为自己的洛神公园市法院的职责做他或她将获得报酬率相同. This section was added to remove any confusion for the pay rate set in Ordinance 2540 特殊执法人员.

条例后 2541 had its first reading in July then its second reading, 公开听证会, and vote by council in August, the Roselle Park Police Department notified the governing body that the language in that section was not interpreted as it was intended.

How to address that?

With another ordinance.

我知道, it sounds silly.

There were all these checks, double checks, triple checks, and still it needs to be done again.

Why not just take a pen and put a line through it and be done with it.

好, because it is important to have bills (proposed laws) go through as much scrutiny as possible. 是的, sometimes, 与所有的, a government gets it wrong. Not because of malice or spite; sometimes it is just because one step was not followed, one review was not done, or one punctuation was in the wrong place.

It would be easy to say well everyone knows what we mean and not spend the time to do it right, but more often than notsooner or laterit comes back and ends up costing more time and resources than an open process of correction.

In these instances, the new ordinance that will correct a previous ordinanceeven if done just one meeting laterhas to go through the entire process again, including a fee for publication of the introduction and second reading. These costs combined is usually no more than around $30 to $50.

在这种情况下, 44 words had to be removed in order to tighten up the language and remove any ambiguity that could be brought up later.

The wording to be removed is:

如果有任何这样的特殊执法人员兼任民事法庭官员的洛神公园市法院, 当他们为自己的洛神公园市法院的职责做了这样特殊的执法人员应领取报酬率相同

This will only leave the phrase that a Special Law Enforcement Officer receive a salary established in the guides of the prevailing Salary Ordinance.

Again tedious but necessary.

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